JustUs Repertory is a performing arts production company based in Chennai, founded by Gowri Ramnarayan in the year 2006. JustUs uses modern techniques to produce works steeped in Indian culture. Blending music, poetry, dance, drama and the visual arts, JustUs’ productions explore the staggering weight of history.
To collaborate in its innovative theatre ventures JustUs has brought together artistes from other disciplines such as TM Krishna, Bombay Jayashri, Savita Narasimhan, Amritha Murali, Nisha Rajagopalan, Anil Srinivasan, Sangeeta Sivakumar , Sikkil Gurucharan, Priyadarsini Govind, Mythili Prakash, Sheejith Krishna, Anjana Anand, Vidhya Subramanian and many more.
Dr Gowri Ramnarayan is a playwright-director and veteran journalist with a lifetime’s contribution to Indian performing arts, literature, and culture. She worked for 22 years with the national daily newspaper The Hindu (1989-2010), and served for over a decade as vocal accompanist to legendary Carnatic classical vocalist MS Subbulakshmi. Dr. Ramnarayan has a PhD in comparative aesthetics from the University of Madras, has translated two plays by the award-winning Marathi dramatist Vijay Tendulkar, and been a member of the Fipresci Jury of critics at international film festivals in London, Venice, Valladolid, Oslo and Mumbai. Her first play Dark Horse won two national-level Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards in 2007.